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Drama in the Craft Room

Things are just not going my way this week. Mostly, it's a lack of time to craft. It's been a horrible week. But, when I have managed to make time to craft even simple decisions are beyond me somehow.

For example-
The beginning of my scrapbuster quilt. I've been cutting out 1.5" squares off and on for weeks now. I have no where near enough for the entire quilt, but I have enough that I could start sewing. This is as far as I got. Not even an entire block before indecision struck. Is it too bright? Would an entire quilt just be too overwhelming? Would I like it better if each block was made from a single color of scraps- like the pillows I made? I just don't know. So, that poor little unfinished block has been hanging forlornly on my design wall for most of the week, just waiting for me to come to some sort of decision.

And then I decided to start working on something I had already made all the decisions about.
A red and white flying geese Christmas quilt. I've been planning it since before Christmas- just buying red fabrics on sale or as remnants slowly. Well, I pulled it out and started cutting. I got all the reds cut and headed to the crafty store to buy white. But, I couldn't decide how much I would need. I swear I stood in the aisle for fifteen minutes debating. I wanted to get just enough but I wasn't sure what that would be. Like I couldn't find a use for leftover white fabric. Anyway, of course, I didn't buy enough. And I just can't seem to get enthusiastic about starting to sew together blocks. It just seems daunting.

So, today I went with a guaranteed no-fail, crafty mojo regaining, no decisions necessary, easy project. A new cuddly blanket for Samuel.
You see, Sam is a cuddler. And he loves soft things best of all. I've found him cuddling all sorts of soft things- a fuzzy sweatshirt, Ellery's giant teddy bear, Anna's pink princess blanket. And while he has plenty of quilts, of course, he just didn't have a soft, fuzzy blanket. So, earlier in the week, we took some of his birthday money and headed to the fabric store. Picking out a yard and a half each of two super soft coordinating flannels was the hardest part. Today I just trimmed them and sewed them together. Just like the first tutorial here but without the decorative stitch. Super quick, super easy and Sam loves it.
I'm hoping that this is the end of the drama and that next week I can just settle down and get some things done.


craftytammie said…
i looove that block. i've been thinking about making it too. and i think, with the dark grey, it will be ok. but you could always alternate with a simple square in a square block, maybe grey & white, if you think it will be too much.
veryterry said…
I just am in awe that after all the drama and injuries of this past week you were still able to craft at all! The block looks great and the elephant print for Samuel's blankie is so cute. Hope everyone is recovered and well at your home. See you Tuesday, I hope! Sorry i've been holding your favorite sweater hostage...
balloongal said…
I get crafter's block from time to time, too. Love Samuel's blanket, though. Is he loving it?

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